Welcome, Cohorts 35 and 36!

Only a few days ago, the Quality Guild officially announced the ninety new students who will be joining QUEST and beginning their coursework next year! So QUEST community, say hello to Cohorts 35 and 36! Cohorts 35 and 36 make up the most diverse QUEST class ever before, and I know I speak for the QUESTPress team when I say that we are so excited for these new cohorts to begin their time in QUEST and experience the diversity, innovation, and complexity that makes QUEST such an exceptionally rewarding community to belong to. So, as we traditionally do here at QUESTPress, I reached out to a few new cohort members to ask them what they are most excited about!

Ryan Sweren, an Accounting and Finance major of Cohort 35, is “excited about getting to know the other members of my cohort and building a strong social and professional network. I’ve heard only great things about the individuals in the program, so I cannot wait to get started!”

Ryan Sweren, Cohort 35

Sherry Liang, a Computer Engineering major of Cohort 35, joined QUEST because she knows “it will help me develop real-world experience in both identifying and solving problems within a tight-knit community with similar values. I applied for QUEST because I wanted to expand my major. I’m drawn to QUEST’s multidisciplinary curriculum because I will have the chance to also see the business aspect of a product – how the product can be marketed and distributed. I’m particularly excited for ENES489Q because I’ve always been fascinated by the innovation behind Silicon Valley.”

Nick Bailey, an Operations Management & Business Analytics major of Cohort 35, is “so excited to join QUEST and to meet everyone! I feel like this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I am so fortunate to be a part of this fantastic program.”

Nick Bailey, Cohort 35

Alpha Bah, a Mechanical Engineering major of Cohort 36, says that he’s “most excited to work with an array of different people on various projects that have real impact and learn new skills that will help me in the future. Plus, I think it’s great to be able to meet and surround myself with other people who are ambitious and hardworking.”

Alpha Bah, Cohort 36

Lastly, Jeremiah Samuel, an International Business and Marketing major of Cohort 36, said, “I knew about QUEST before I even came to UMD and becoming a part of the QUEST crew feels like my hard work finally paid off!”

Good luck Cohorts 35 and 36, and welcome to QUEST!

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